Melt In A Minute | Sonal Dabral To Lead Direct Lions Jury At Cannes Lions 2020 & MORE

Ritwika Gupta, December 6, 2019

In global news, WPP completes Kantar transaction and Facebook files lawsuit against Hong Kong firm.

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Sonal Dabral To Lead Direct Lions Jury At Cannes Lions 2020
The 2020 Jury Presidents for Cannes Lions have been announced and Sonal Dabral, Chief Creative Officer, South & Southeast Asia & Vice Chairman, India, Ogilvy, has been selected to lead the Direct Lions Jury. This is the first time, 53% of Presidents at Cannes Lions are women, up from 33% in 2019!

WPP Completes Kantar Transaction
Earlier in July, we told you about WPP selling 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Now as per media reports, the transaction has been completed. The sale is part of a streamlining and turnaround plan announced by WPP last year.  

Facebook Files Lawsuit Against Hong Kong Firm
Facebook has filed a suit against Hong Kong-based ILikeAd Media International Company for using its ads to deceive people into installing malware. The ads misused images of celebrities to encourage people to click on them.

MullenLowe Lintas Group Announces Changes To Bengaluru Team
Mullen Lintas, Bangalore, has named Siddhartha Roy as Bangalore Branch Head. He takes over from Kishore Subram-Onion, who will now move to Lowe Lintas Bangalore as its Planning Head.

Gaana Announces First Series Of Podcasts
Gaana has announced its first series of podcasts such as ‘Ummeed’ with Zakir Khan and ‘Confessions’ with Sunny Leone and more. The shows will be live later this month.